26 May 2012

Turn right in .1 miles

Don't you wish life came with a GPS? Okay, well many will argue that it does and they will then argue over their definition of that such as God, experience, parents, etc. Let us not go there. Also, I'm talking specific instructions; do this, turn right, turn left; not some general guidelines; do what's right, follow your heart, etc. Kind of like a college counselor. You want to be a teacher? Okay, you need to take these 8 classes in this order. You need to write this paper and read this book. Like that. I am a scientist so I like exact and specific. Unfortunately, at least for me, there is no GPS for my life. I have to make my own way and unfortunately I make a lot of wrong turns. Most times I'm able to figure out that I made a wrong turn and quickly get back on track. Other times I will take a turn that has worked for me before and keep taking it, not understanding why it's not working this time. You know what that is right?

So, to quote Susan Powter, it's time to stop the insanity. I am going to workout this morning for the first time in I do not know how long. Since I started riding my bike in February, my workouts have been sporadic and sparse. I honestly do not remember the last time I even attempted a workout. But that changes today. I have a fairly busy weekend with two days of graduation events for school and a dinner out with some fellow teachers. I could totally use all that as an excuse to put off starting the workouts until Monday but that's what I've done in the past and I don't want to do that anymore. I am getting off this highway to nowhere and taking the exit for change.

I am also changing this negative, depressing attitude I've had about this whole weight issue. I am normally a very upbeat, positive person and this negative stuff just doesn't work for me. So it's gone. From now on I'm going to focus on the positive and the good. No more negative, no more downer stuff. I'm not perfect, I'm never going to be perfect, but I can be the best I can be. So here goes. Changes have begun. And they start with a weigh-in and measurements to see exactly where I stand.

Starting weight: 196.2
Current weight: 196.2
1st Goal: 185.0

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